A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
How does it work? Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Lesson 01 - Humor and Health
How many times have you felt better after laughing? Humor and laughter make people feel alive and bring a unique perspective to life. They relieve stress and connect people to one another. Humor is a complex phenomenon and an essential part of human nature. Anthropologists have never found a culture or society that did not have humor as a part of it.
The goal of this course is to explore the historical perspective of humor; describes the components of humor; and examines the types, theories, and senses of humor. The health effects of humor are detailed and the relationship between humor and stress is revealed. Finally, the ways in which humor is used in health care and methods for developing a sense of humor are suggested.
Lesson 02 - Music Therapy and Sound Healing
In an age where people increasingly turn to holistic methods of healing, music therapy and sound healing have entered mainstream health care and can be used successfully with people of all ages and disabilities.
The goal of the course is to review the principles of sound; defines and describes music therapy and sound healing; examines interventions, therapeutic uses, and therapy modalities; describes the physiological and psychological responses to music; and discusses evidence-based practice in music therapy. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of music therapy and sound healing.
Lesson 03 - Energy Healing
The old paradigms of health care are shifting as a growing number of researchers, physicians, nurses, and other health practitioners embrace a new view that includes energy healing. Traditional healers have practiced energy healing methods for centuries and viewed the body as a complex energy system.
With mounting scientific evidence now supporting the efficacy of ancient healing systems, the health care community is combining traditional methods of energy healing with modern medicine.
The goal of this course is to explore the different types of energy, the concept of energy healing, and the various types of energy healing available today.
Lesson 04 - Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Healing Therapies
Health care is evolving and integrating the healing therapies of alternative and allopathic medicine. Therapeutic massage and bodywork healing methods are being integrated in many health care organizations.
This course will describe somatic and musculoskeletal therapies (therapeutic massage, which includes Swedish massage, sports massage, Esalen massage, neuromuscular massage therapy, and Aston patterning); Eastern, meridian-based, and point therapies (acupressure, shiatsu, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and reflexology); energy-based therapies (Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and Healing Touch); emotional bodywork (Rolfing and Hellerwork); and manipulative therapies (chiropractic and osteopathy).
The goal of this course is to describe the various types of therapeutic bodywork techniques and healing therapies.